This course presents the basic organizational forms used for business in Europe and the United States: partnerships and stock corporations. Students will become familiar with the constitution, management and governance of business corporations. This part of the course will focus strongly on the powers and duties of management, as well as the applicable regulatory supervision. Each lecture will present for the purpose of comparison the applicable structures, principles and rules in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States, inviting students to conduct the type of comparative, strategic analysis they will perform in business planning or as policy makers.
Pre-requisite for the course "Comparative Company Law II" in the summer semester.